Today begins the 60 Day Insanity Challenge so I thought it was only fitting to include one of my healthier recipes for our Monday morning post. Here is a simple, yet delicious, recipe that will leave your tummy and heart happy: Peach Glazed Salmon with Raspberries.
Fish is a vital component to a healthy diet. Make it a goal to incorporate fish into your meals at least 1-3 times per week. Fish is high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids which contain nutrients that can help keep our heart and brain healthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in every kind of fish, but are especially high in fatty fish. Some good choices are salmon, trout, sardines, herring, canned mackerel, canned light tuna, and oysters.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids have many health benefits, including:
Help maintain a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of sudden death, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes.
Aid healthy brain function and infant development of vision and nerves during pregnancy.
May decrease the risk of depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and diabetes.
- May prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of arthritis.
So enjoy this recipe, knowing you’re doing something healthy for your body, all while enjoying the variety of flavors that make this recipe so wonderful!
Peach Glazed Salmon with Raspberries
1/2 cup Sugar Free Peach Preserves
1 1/2 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 cup Fresh Raspberries
4 – 6 oz Salmon Fillets
1/4 tsp Salt
No Calorie Cooking Spray
1. In a mixing bowl, combine peach preserves, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes. Add raspberries and gently fold into glaze.
2. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Lay each fillet flat in baking dish and sprinkle with salt, to taste. Spread raspberry and peach glaze evenly over fillets.
3. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Fish is done when fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with a side of veggies or brown rice. Delicious!